Responsible for organizing the Forum “Responsible interaction of business and government for social development” was organized by the RSPP Committee on corporate social responsibility and demographic policy (chaired by a member of the RSPP Bureau Iakobachvili D. M.), Committee RSPP labour market and social partnership (chaired by a member of the Board of RSPP Igor Zyuzin, I. V.).
In the Forum took part more than 400 representatives of companies, employers ‘ associations, the Federal authorities, trade unions, experts.
Among the main topics for discussion were: development of economy and social sphere, increase of labour productivity, changes in the rates of taxes and tariffs of insurance contributions, the increase of information openness and transparency for business and government agencies, upgrade the system of training of highly qualified personnel, development of a new mechanism of employment of people with disabilities, improving the effectiveness of the system of social protection of workers, building a modern and effective system of management of labour protection, development of private and entrepreneurial initiatives, encouraging the flow of private investment.
President RSPP Alexander Shokhin in his welcome speech noted: “the Social forum is a traditional event of the Russian business Week. Key topics in our forum are: cooperation of business and government for sustainable social development, human capital development, social insurance, development of partnership of business and government in support of social development of territories. We are glad that the Russian business is interested in forming a modern economic agenda and improvements in the business climate.”
“This year at the social forum we are taking not only the results of previous years, but also discuss new perspectives and objectives for the business. It should be noted that Russian business has survived and shows their best side. Despite the different problems that now exist in the world, the business continues to compete with foreign companies and to show a good result. We hope that the resolution adopted at the forum will become an impetus and stimulus for development of Russian companies”, – said David Yakobashvili, Chairman of the Committee on corporate social responsibility and demographic policy.
From the government side, the event was attended by Olga Golodets, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Mikhail Shmakov – Chairman of the Federation of independent trade unions of Russia Maxim Topilin, Minister of labour and social protection of the Russian Federation, Pereverzeva V. V. – first Deputy Minister of education and science
The Russian Federation, Y. E. Nilov, Chairman of the Committee on labor, social policy and veterans ‘ Affairs State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation O. V. Fomichev – State Secretary – Deputy Minister of economic development of the Russian Federation. Among the main speakers of the expert community, had submitted their reports Maleva T. M. – Director of the Institute for socio-economic analysis and forecasting Ranhigs, Likes C. E. – Deputy head, Federal state statistics service, Kulaeva O. V. – the Director of the ILO Bureau for countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, leybovich A. N. – General Director of NARCO, A. G. Vishnevsky – Director, Institute of demography, national research UNIVERSITY “Higher School of Economics” and others.
Also at the event were the heads of companies: JSC “OMK”, JSC “LUKOIL”, “Sakhalin energy investment company Ltd.”, PJSC CB “Center-invest”, JSC “Atomredmetzoloto”, “Philip Morris international”.
The Forum was the presentation of the new collection of corporate practices “, the Russian business and sustainable development”.
Also, the awarding of winners of all-Russian contest of RSPP “Russian business Leaders: dynamics and responsibility – 2017” and was awarded gratitude of the President of the Russian Federation.
Following the Forum a Resolution was adopted.